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  • Randall Cobb confirms he will be ready for training camp

    247 Sports "Randall Cobb is looking to have a big 2018 season after going through three consecutive seasons of not living up to expectations. But the Packers wide receiver suffered a slight setback when he suffered an ankle injury back in June. So now the question is will be ready to go when the..." July 18

  • Packers are seeking backup to QB Aaron Rodgers who can keep them competitive

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everyone in the NFL knows what the Green Bay Packers have atop their quarterback depth chart. The question that could impact their 2018 season: What do the Packers have behind Aaron Rodgers? The Packers saw their franchise-best stretch of eight straight playoff..." July 17

  • Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers Still Hoping To Get New Contract Done "Mark Murphy was the Green Bay Packers President and CEO just seven months when the Summer of Favre divided Packer Nation back in 2008. Brett Favre — arguably the greatest player in Green Bay history — announced he wanted to play again after retiring three months earlier...." July 16

  • Aaron Rodgers wants to play until 40, preferably with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a pair of clavicle injuries which have shortened a pair of seasons, Aaron Rodgers is feeling good. And thus healthy, he’s going to get asked about how long he wants to play, because that’s just what we do with quarterbacks. The 34-year-old Rodgers (who..." July 16

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Packers claim Ethan Cooper off waivers from Giants

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have made a change to their offensive line group ahead of training camp. Field Yates of ESPN reports that they have claimed guard Ethan Cooper off of waivers. Cooper was waived by the Giants on Thursday when they signed guard Zac Kerin. Cooper signed with the..." July 14

  • NFL Network wonders: Can the Packers, if healthy, go 16-0?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Welcome to the Friday edition of The Cooler, where today we seriously need to cool down one of the worst and hottest takes in a long time. Let’s go: *Former Packers wide receiver James Jones and former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew were on NFL Network recently, and..." July 14

  • Cardinals' ageless Larry Fitzgerald gets one more chance to torment Packers

    Milwaukee Business Journal "Larry Fitzgerald, the greatest player in Arizona Cardinals history, enters what will likely be his final leg in 2018. Amid speculation the All-Pro receiver might retire, Fitzgerald signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Cardinals before last season concluded. Turning..." July 12

  • Tony Romo predicts Packers-Jaguars matchup in SB LIII "We're about 15 months into Tony Romo's retirement, and after a stellar first season in the broadcast booth, he's cruising at an enviable altitude. But does that give him the right to see into the future? It's a joke, of course -- everyone has a right to..." July 12

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Why Packers can't afford to take up-and-down Dolphins lightly

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Sitting on the wrong side of an unprecedented quarterback draft class, the Miami Dolphins enter 2018 with uncertainty at the game’s most important position. The Dolphins, picking No. 11 in the April draft, were widely expected to take one of the top four quarterbacks should one..." July 08

  • Aaron Rodgers’ avoidance of interceptions is incredible

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has avoided interceptions like no other quarterback in NFL history. Rodgers has just 78 interceptions in his NFL career, and his rate of throwing an interception on 1.6 percent of his passes is the lowest for any quarterback in NFL..." July 07

  • After offseason embarrassment, Packers' Trevor Davis wants attention for his returns

    Community News "Trevor Davis turned 25 on Wednesday, and with his birthday being on the Fourth of July, a handful of smart-alecks on social media predictably made wisecracks about how apropos it was that the Green Bay Packers wide receiver was born on a day defined in part by the bombs bursting in..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Packers player Aaron Jones suspended for first two games of regular season for violating substance abuse policy

    CBS 58 in Milwaukee "Green Bay Packers player Aaron Jones has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season. According to an NFL statement, Jones has violated the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Jones will be eligible to return to the Packers’..." July 03

  • Aaron Jones says he’s bigger and stronger entering second Packers season

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Aaron Jones made headlines this offseason when he helped a grandmother in a wheelchair make her way through the airport in Appleton, but he’s done more than play good samaritan since the end of his rookie year. Jones has also focused on building up his body after..." July 02

  • Packers prez Murphy 'extremely pleased' with aggressive offseason from new front office

    CBS Sports "The Green Bay Packers did a rare thing this offseason, tapping the reset button a little bit and making massive changes with the front office and coaching staff. Ted Thompson was "transitioned" to a "new role," which was Green Bay's polite way of firing a bastion of the..." June 30

  • Mark Murphy: Packers hope to extend Aaron Rodgers’ contract “soon”

    WTMJ "The president of the Green Bay Packers gave a short update on the two most important things regarding the future of the team's all-world signalcaller. "He's healthy. We hope to soon have a contract extension," Mark Murphy told Karen Dalessandro of WTMJ sister station..." June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Packers' Aaron Rodgers swims with shark for Shark Week, posts picture on Instagram

    CBS Sports "Aaron Rodgers spent the second half of the 2017 season recovering from a broken collarbone. But before the Packers quarterback reports for training camp next month, he'll take part in the Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Rodgers offered a glimpse of what that..." June 29

  • After watching Jordy Nelson depart, Packers' Randall Cobb takes nothing for granted "Aaron Rodgers calls him “a great football player” and “so multi-dimensional.” Mike McCarthy says he’s “a big part of how we like to go about things” on offense. Brian Gutekunst promises he’s “a guy that we’re counting on for..." June 28

  • Tom Brady And Aaron Rodgers Headline The Seven Players With 99 Ratings In ‘Madden NFL 19’

    Uproxx "The biggest honor in sports video games might be receiving a 99 rating in a Madden game. EA Sports hands out a few 99s each year as a way to signify the NFL players they believe are in a class of their own. This year, the honor went out to seven players in Madden NFL 19, four of..." June 27

  • Romo believes Packers are NFL's most improved team

    WTMJ "Tony Romo held his 15th Annual football camp at Burlington High School Thursday.   The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current top NFL analyst at CBS still feels it's important to stay involved with his hometown school. "I remember when I was a kid and..." June 26

  • Packers WR Randall Cobb Wearing Walking Boot, Dealing With Ankle Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he ran into Packers WR Randall Cobb, who was wearing a walking boot on his right foot. According to Cohen, Cobb described the boot as “temporary” but didn’t say if he had undergone..." June 25

  • Kevin King welcomes tough duty "Kevin King didn’t get everything out of his rookie season he wanted. A shoulder injury was the culprit. It forced the young cornerback to play at less than full strength for a number of games, and it landed the second-round pick on injured reserve when it was determined surgery..." June 23

  • Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers seem to have reached an understanding in life

    CBS Sports "Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers might be friends now, but 13 years ago, that definitely wasn't the case.  Back in 2005, after the Packers decided to select Rodgers with the 24th overall pick in the NFL Draft, Green Bay's newest quarterback..." June 22

  • NFL Rumors: Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick Have Reportedly Called It

    Total Pro Sports "Back in January, it was confirmed that Aaron Rodgers had a new love interest and was dating Danica Patrick. “Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick told The Associated Press at the time. Everything seemed to be going great as Danica transitioned away from her sport into..." June 21

  • Veteran NT B.J. Raji Unlikely To Attempt Comeback

    Pro Football Rumors "When nose tackle B.J. Raji walked away from football in 2016, he declared it a “hiatus” instead of a retirement. Well, the 31-year-old probably won’t be returning to the NFL anytime soon. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky tweets that he’s asked several agents..." June 20

  • A Saints approach: Packers could copy New Orleans' run plan

    ESPN "If you watched the New Orleans Saints last season -- and looked specifically at how Sean Payton employed his running backs -- then you have an idea how an NFL team can successfully incorporate two dynamic players at a position that typically features only one of them on the field at a..." June 18

  • Packers GM Brian Gutekunst sees value in late free-agent signings

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst recently made a couple of late free-agent additions to his roster and, until this week, had not addressed them. Speaking on the "Nagler’s Never Right podcast," Gutekunst indicated that the signing of veteran..." June 16

  • Packers GM surprised to not have authority over coach "After an extensive search, the Green Bay Packers settled on Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager in early January. He replaced Ted Thompson, one of his longtime mentors, inheriting a team with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers and an extensive track record of..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Packers tight ends Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis facing difficult transition

    Milwaukee Business Journal "Since a neck injury prematurely ended Jermichael Finley’s career in 2013, the Green Bay Packers have tried to rebuild their tight end position. The Packers turned to free agency each of the past three seasons. In 2016, former general manager Ted Thompson took a low-risk gamble..." June 14

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix says he didn't skip OTAs for new contract

    ESPN "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's return for the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp gave him the chance to dispel the notion that he skipped the OTAs because he wants a new contract. He did that -- with a wink. The former Pro Bowl safety said Tuesday that he stayed at home because of a..." June 12

  • Packers TE Jimmy Graham embraces controversial treatment

    USA Today "This is a story in which elite-level sports meet the cutting edge of science, for better or worse. It’s neither an endorsement of anyone or anything, nor a cautionary tale. It’s simply a sign of the no-man’s land we’re in right now in the young science of..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Packers' Daniels: It's going to be difficult to contain Rodgers in revenge tour

    The Score "Aaron Rodgers is set to make opposing teams pay for a 2017 season in which he was limited to just seven games due to a broken collarbone, according to defensive tackle Mike Daniels. Rodgers had already been on a "revenge tour" prior to the injury, but Daniels said in an..." June 09

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Packers' Davante Adams on anthem policy: 'You can't fine somebody for a peaceful protest'

    CBS Sports "It's been more than two weeks since the NFL announced its new anthem policy, which will allow players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem but those who are on the sidelines will be required to stand. Teams -- not players -- will be fined for any actions deemed..." June 08

  • Packers' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Absent from OTAs for personal reasons

    CBS Sports "Clinton-Dix hasn't been present for the Packers' OTA practices while tending to a personal matter, but plans to join the team for mandatory minicamp next week, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports. There had been some speculation that Clinton-Dix's..." June 07

  • Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison focuses on putting Jordy Nelson’s lessons to use as his replacement

    Wisconsin State Journal "There are no assigned seats in the Green Bay Packers’ wide receivers meeting room. While the veterans might’ve had their favorite spots, no one was required to sit in a specific location.  But for the past two years, Geronimo Allison’s spot was easy to find:..." June 06

  • Aaron Rodgers on Packers' rookie corners: 'I'm going to dice them up a little bit'

    CBS Sports "The Green Bay Packers drafted a pair of exciting rookie cornerbacks in Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson this offseason. And although Packers fans have high hopes for a secondary that's been lacking in recent years, Aaron Rodgers has no intention of..." June 06

  • Packers waive Colby Pearson

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers waived receiver Colby Pearson on Wednesday. The team did not announce a corresponding move. Pearson originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on June 1, 2017. He spent the final three weeks of last season on the Packers’ practice squad. " June 06

  • Former NFL agent not confident Aaron Rodgers will get out clause

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers should already have a new deal in place now that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan signed his deal. But by the looks of things, a new contract for Rodgers is not coming anytime soon because he reportedly wants an opt-out clause. But is it possible for Rodgers to get what..." June 06

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